It’s Not Conventional – iT’s Tissue…

Lucca, Italy, is the place to be in June 2018 for a conference like no other.

There is nothing else like it in the tissue industry. Take 12 of the leading technology companies in the sector, add meticulous planning and Italy’s renowned hospitality and you have iT’s Tissue, and an opportunity to witness game-changing technology up-close and personal.

It’s Tissue 2018, the third edition of this global event with its unique open-house format, will take place June 25-29, 2018, in Lucca, Bologna, Lecco and Reggio Emilia. Visitors from at least 70 countries are expected.

The following companies, many of which are competitors, are behind iT’s Tissue and its mission to bring together businesses and operators in the sector and showcase Italian excellence and its value based on cutting-edge technology, committed and experienced personnel, know-how, and innovation. This is how they describe their contribution to tissue excellence:





A.Celli Paper is specialized in technologically advanced system solutions for complete turnkey plants, from stock preparation to roll handling and packaging. A.Celli has long-standing, proven expertise in the manufacture and rebuilding of tissue machines (iDEAL) and of rewinders for tissue and flat papers and cardboard (E-WIND).

Elettric 80’s logistic automation solutions systems enable planning and control of production, storage and shipping while guaranteeing traceability of moving products. Handling systems use palletization robots, LGVs, high-speed robotic stretch-wrappers (Silkworm) and pallet control systems. The entire process is centrally managed by Elettric 80’s proprietary Smart Decision Maker.

In the era of Industry 4.0, Fabio Perini has a specific term, Digital Tissue™, that identifies a predictive and self-learning system that maximizes the production efficiency of the individual machines and the complete line. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally as a beacon of excellence in the world of tissue.

Futura sets the innovation benchmark in tissue converting technology: the ultimate partner in performance. The Andromeda line embodies this spirit, with its distinct new concepts, all developed in FuturaLab. A dedicated customer care division provides comprehensive support through sector-leading services and technology.

Gambini is a leading manufacturer in the production of tissue converting machinery located in Lucca, Italy, and in Green Bay, WI. The company is focused on the research and development of innovative technologies that ensure the highest level of flexibility and performance during the production process, while also providing excellent finished product quality.

OMET is a leading worldwide manufacturer of a complete range of converting machines for the large-scale production of folded disposable products, whether napkins of paper, tissue or non-woven materials as well as hand towels of high quality, in line from roll to finished stacked product.

MTC is the technical leader among folding machines producers for tissue converting. Since 1995 MTC has boosted the evolution of the tissue folding machines market through constant innovation, which has positively influenced the tissue sector as a whole, while also helping to shape its future.

PCMC has been specializing for nearly 100 years in converting machinery. The tissue converting range includes complete lines for rolled and folded products, both consumer and industrial. PCMC has manufacturing operations in Italy, US, and England and sales/service offices in Germany, Japan, China, Mexico, and Brazil. It is part of Barry-Wehmiller group.

Pulsar Engineering specializes in engineering and manufacturing of conveying and handling solutions for the tissue converting industry, including special machines, equipment and software to support customer improvement in terms of increased product quality and line efficiency.

Founded in 1962, Recard specializes in the customized design and production of machines and plants for tissue paper, manufactured using exclusively high-quality Italian or European products. Despite its industrial dimensions, Recard maintains its philosophy of a “craft laboratory” that guarantees top production efficiency and direct customer relationships.

For 20 years TMC has been offering the most innovative solutions to handle and solve the complexities related to the packaging and handling of tissue and personal care products. Its focus on innovation highlights its ability to always be a step ahead.

Toscotec is a turnkey project supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec has offered complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machines. The group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging the experience gained during more than 60 years of activity.

It’s Tissue is supported by three sponsors, all of which have backed the event since its inception in 2013. The main sponsor is Rockwell, with Gold Sponsor Henkel and Silver Sponsor SKF. Executive Media Partner is RISI and Media Partner is TAPPI.

It’s Tissue will participate in Tissue 2017 in Miami, Florida, October 3-6, as Headline Supporter. 

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